Why We Shouldn’t Tear Down the Confederate Battle Flag

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Like many Southern boys, I grew up with two flags hanging in my room — an American flag and a Confederate battle flag. The American flag was enormous, taking up much of one wall. It was the “1776” flag, with 13 stars in a circle in the field of blue. My grandmother bought it for me on the bicentennial, and for years it was a treasured possession. The flag took on a special meaning later in life, when I learned more of a family history that included service with General Washington, suffering at Valley Forge. [Read more...]

If One of the Churchgoers in Charleston Had Been Armed . . .

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My husband David on how it’s our civic duty to carry a weapon: [Read more...]

Dear Rachel Dolezal, White People Can Parent Black Children

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When Matt Lauer interviewed Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who identifies as black, she explained one of the reasons why she told everyone that she was black.  (Dolezal and her ex husband have a son, and she also has legal guardianship over her adopted brother, Izaiah.) [Read more...]

Fascinating Lauer/Couric Media Interviews Show Media Double Standard

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My husband David has a fascinating side-by-side video observation between how Matt Lauer treated the white women who thinks she’s black, compared to Katie Couric interviewing the black man who presents as a woman:

From age five she colored herself with a brown crayon, and she declared unequivocally, “I identify as black.”

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How Should Pastors Preach about Caitlyn Jenner Sunday Morning?

I love thoughtful friends who think about engaging the culture in meaningful ways.  When I got this challenging, poignant e-mail from a former pastor friend, I thought I’d share.

Here’s the question my friend posits and answers very powerfully:

If you were a pastor, what would you say about Caitlyn Jenner? [Read more...]

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